Steve Carr

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Steve Carr, Bubble, Cactus, 2014, Phantom Flex HD, 10 min 42 sec

Steve Carr, Watermelon, 2015, Sony HD XCam, 33 min 9 sec

Steve Carr, The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Steve Carr, Nissan Skyline MK1, 2014, charred walnut, 560 x 560 x 200 mm, Installation view, Edinburgh Festival, 2015

Steve Carr, Transpiration, 2014, Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

Steve Carr, American Night, 2014, HD digital video, 14 min

Steve Carr, Dead Time, 2012, 7 channel installation, Phantom Flex transferred to ProRes HQ files synchronised through multiple hard drives, 8 min 40 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots (still), 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Fireman’s Boots 6, 2013, c-type print, 835 x 730mm (framed)

Steve Carr, Aona, 2010, HD transferred to DVD

Steve Carr, Shuttlecocks and Sakura, 2010, carved Shina, dimensions variable

Steve Carr, Milk and Honey, 2010, c-type photographic print

Steve Carr, Bear Rug, 2008, Kauri, stain, acrylic paint, 2400 x 2200 x 400 mm

Steve Carr, Burn Out, 2009, 16mm transferred to digital video, duration 4 mins 53 sec

Steve Carr, Watermelon, 2015, Sony HD XCam, 33 min 9 sec

Steve Carr, Nissan Skyline MK1, 2014, charred walnut, 560 x 560 x 200 mm, Installation view, Edinburgh Festival, 2015

Steve Carr, American Night, 2014, HD digital video, 14 min

Steve Carr, Screen Shots (still), 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Fireman’s Boots 6, 2013, c-type print, 835 x 730mm (framed)

Steve Carr, Shuttlecocks and Sakura, 2010, carved Shina, dimensions variable

Steve Carr, Bear Rug, 2008, Kauri, stain, acrylic paint, 2400 x 2200 x 400 mm

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Steve Carr’s work has always been about moments of magical transformation, with the artist himself often undergoing the change. In Tyson, for example, he becomes half-animal; in Cowboy and Indians, he becomes a strange man-child; and in Pillow Fight, he becomes a pre-teen girl. He has also turned fire extinguishers into glass; bear rugs into wood, and even himself into popcorn.

Born in Gore, New Zealand in 1976, and graduated with an MFA from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003. He was the co-founder of the Blue Oyster gallery in Dunedin and board member of Auckland’s Artspace (2002-04). Recent solo exhibitions include A Manual for Small Archives, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016), Bullet Time, Wellington City Gallery (2016), The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Michael Lett, Auckland (2015), Stretching Time, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2014), and Smoke Films, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012).

Steve Carr currently lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 
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Steve Carr, Bubble, Cactus, 2014, Phantom Flex HD, 10 min 42 sec

Steve Carr, Watermelon, 2015, Sony HD XCam, 33 min 9 sec

Steve Carr, The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Steve Carr, Nissan Skyline MK1, 2014, charred walnut, 560 x 560 x 200 mm, Installation view, Edinburgh Festival, 2015

Steve Carr, Transpiration, 2014, Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

Steve Carr, American Night, 2014, HD digital video, 14 min

Steve Carr, Dead Time, 2012, 7 channel installation, Phantom Flex transferred to ProRes HQ files synchronised through multiple hard drives, 8 min 40 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots (still), 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Fireman’s Boots 6, 2013, c-type print, 835 x 730mm (framed)

Steve Carr, Aona, 2010, HD transferred to DVD

Steve Carr, Shuttlecocks and Sakura, 2010, carved Shina, dimensions variable

Steve Carr, Milk and Honey, 2010, c-type photographic print

Steve Carr, Bear Rug, 2008, Kauri, stain, acrylic paint, 2400 x 2200 x 400 mm

Steve Carr, Burn Out, 2009, 16mm transferred to digital video, duration 4 mins 53 sec